gas upgrade van

Wales & West Utilities is working to upgrade the gas pipes in the Westbury Road area of Henleaze to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses for years to come. 

As part of the £675,000 investment project, the gas emergency and pipeline service has liaised with Bristol City Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place. This includes:

  • Rolling two-way traffic lights will be in place on Westbury Road (24 July - 13 August)
  • A road closure on Westbury Road between junctions of Henleaze Road and Henleaze Avenue (14 – 30 August)
  • Rolling two-way traffic lights will be in place on Westbury Road (31 August - 22 December)

Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time.

This work follows that completed by Wales & West Utilities earlier in the year to lay a new gas main in Westbury Road to increase capacity of the network.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the area. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

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Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.